View Full Version : barrel pitting question

01-13-2011, 10:07 PM
So I finally got my 43 tula MN and took it apart to clean, when I. Pulled ithe barrel out of the stock I noticed a lot of pitting, it doesn't look that bad to me, but when does the pitting become dangerous and what can I do to protect it from getting worse?

Milsurp Collector
01-13-2011, 10:28 PM
From your description the pitting on the outside of the barrel doesn't sound like a problem. To keep it from getting worse use Eezox.

I use Eezox on all of my guns http://www.eezox.com/gun-care.html


In three separate independent rust prevention tests Eezox was top-rated

Bottom Line--Eezox and Corrosion-X Are Superior

Use Eezox or Corrosion-X to coat your firearms. Eezox has the advantage that it goes on wet, but protects dry.


Clearly, Eezox was the winner of my tests, followed closely by CLP.


After one week, only the EEzOx, Ballistol and Lehighs were rust-free.


Like CLP, Eezox can also be used as a cleaner and lubricant. Unlike CLP (which I also use for some purposes) it dries instead of remaining oily.

01-13-2011, 10:55 PM
Ok cool, when I get off work ill take some pics. I've never dealt with pitting before

01-14-2011, 6:46 AM
Here's. A couple pics of what I saw. The inside of the barrel looks fine though. Is this one still safe?



01-14-2011, 7:06 AM
Looks cosmetic to me just keep it oiled so it doesn't get any worse.

Milsurp Collector
01-14-2011, 7:11 AM
Looks cosmetic to me just keep it oiled so it doesn't get any worse.

Agree with this.

01-14-2011, 7:15 AM
+ 1.

01-14-2011, 2:04 PM
Sweet, thx for the info!

gun toting monkeyboy
01-14-2011, 2:13 PM
That is nothing. It looks ugly but won't effect much. I have seen much worse on several rifles that people still shoot regularly.